Prof. Prue Hart PhD

Prue Hart is a Principal Research Fellow, Telethon Kids Institute, Perth, Australia and Adjunct Professor, University of Western Australia.  She is a Past President of the Australian Society for Medical Research and the Australasian Society for Dermatology Research. Her research interests include cellular immunology and inflammation control. Prue runs an NHMRC-funded trial of UVB phototherapy for people with their first demyelinating disease, an early form of multiple sclerosis. This trial follows 20 years of basic research investigating the mechanisms by which UV radiation is immunomodulatory. Prue leads a complementary research programme studying the effects of UV radiation on myeloid progenitor cells in the bone marrow.